Saturday, February 23, 2013

What I'm reading this weekend

This weekend's reading was an absolute no-brainer.

Prince Richard is cursed. Enslaved to a magic mirror, he must truthfully answer the evil queen when she uses it to call on him. To keep from betraying innocents, Richard wanders the countryside and avoids people.

All her life, Gretchen has been teased for being small. When she hears of a hidden farm populated by little people like her, she sets out to find it--and is welcomed by the mostly male inhabitants. Lars in particular woos her with his gentle kindness and quiet strength.

Danger looms when Gretchen meets a runaway princess and offers her shelter at the Little Farm. Wandering nearby, Richard instantly falls in love with the beautiful princess, and is later compelled to tell the queen that she is not the fairest of them all. Enraged, the queen vows to find them and destroy them.

If either Gretchen or Richard are to have their happy endings, they must team up to break the mirror's spell before the queen kills them all...

This is the second book in the series by Tia Nevitt, the first of which came out a couple years ago. I read the first when it came out, then was tickled pink when it won the Epic Award last year for Best Fantasy. It's not a typical romance, though highly erotic in nature, but I absolutely loved the heroine, and found the entire story original and satisfying. I highly recommend it, especially if you like unconventional love stories.